NUM worried about intimidation
THE NATIONAL Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said yesterday that it was “deeply worried” about intimidation, harassments, suspensions and assaults of its members by the mine management at the PMG Mine in the Northern Cape.
“The company has employed the services of heavily armed security guards to harass, intimidate and assault NUM members at the mine,” alleged the union.
“One NUM member was assaulted by the mine security last week and another member who is a supervisor at the mining department was suspended on Friday last week by PMG Mine after he questioned the mine manager why the NUM member was assaulted.”
The union said it was “deeply concerned” that a worker, who was assaulted by the security last week, was suspended yesterday morning after he opened a case at the local police station. He is charged with bringing the company into disrepute.